Finely-cut glass ‘acorn’ Lantern with Arts & Crafts mount

Finely-cut glass ‘acorn’ Lantern with Arts & Crafts mount

Finely-cut glass ‘acorn’ Lantern with Arts & Crafts mount

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Finely-cut glass ‘acorn’ Lantern with Arts & Crafts mount:
the globe diamond and cross-cut, with ornate curving openwork mount
of Eastern influence. Circa 1900, restored and rewired.

Height:12"-32.0cm
Width:5"-13.0cm
Glossary Words

Arts and Crafts

The Arts and Crafts movement, based on the writings of John Ruskin and William Morris, was more a way of thinking and making than a style. It flourished between 1880 and 1920 and was a reaction against mass-produced factory goods. The revival of handicrafts produced metalwork which emphasised the toolmarks and how it was constructed. Favourite motifs included hearts, fish, flowers, fruit, birds, galleons. W. A. S. Benson designed light-fittings for Morris & Co., made at his workshop in Hammersmith, and also had his own shop in Bond Street.

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